Many people notice the signs of aging when skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This can lead to prominent jowls, the appearance of a double chin or even unwanted cellulite that makes you look older than you feel. Combined with factors like genetics, diet, personal habits and the effects of gravity, it can often feel like an uphill battle to maintain smooth, youthful skin.

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance by tightening loose skin and reducing unwanted cellulite, we can help. With the Profound SQ device, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brock Ridenour can address the signs of aging without surgery or downtime to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Clinically proven to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, Profound SQ targets the deeper layers of skin and subcutaneous tissue to provide noticeable results after just one treatment. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Profound SQ?

Profound SQ is an advanced microneedling device used to eliminate unwanted cellulite and tighten the skin for a smoother, more contoured appearance. Profound SQ utilizes the same revolutionary radiofrequency (RF) technology as Profound RF, delivering outstanding results on the hips, legs and buttocks. It can also be used on any other area of the body with a moderate amount of unwanted fat or skin sagging.

How Does Profound SQ Work?

Profound SQ combines microneedling with RF energy to reduce the appearance of cellulite and increase the production of collagen and elastin, essential structural proteins that keep the skin looking smooth and youthful. Profound SQ’s microneedles are configured to reach deep beneath the surface of the skin to target the subcutaneous fat layer, delivering RF energy where you need it most.

As the microneedles are heated to a specific temperature, a controlled amount of “damage” occurs that stimulates the body’s natural healing process. The device’s effect on the subcutaneous fibrous network helps to tighten the skin and reduce fatty bulges, allowing us to effectively treat concerns like cellulite, sagging jowls, laxity and submental fullness beneath the chin. The result is smoother, tighter skin without surgery, fillers or toxins.

Ideal Candidates for Profound SQ

Profound SQ treatments are recommended for patients who want to tighten up sagging skin, eliminate a double chin or improve the appearance of cellulite. It’s safe and effective for men and women of all skin tones and types, providing long-lasting results with minimal downtime. Profound SQ is also a great alternative to more invasive procedures, making it ideal for those who want to avoid extensive surgery or downtime to achieve their aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, Dr. Ridenour can help determine if Profound SQ is suited to your needs. If you have more severe cellulite, skin sagging or contour concerns, this treatment can also be combined with other procedures, including QWO and Cellulaze, to ensure comprehensive results. Depending on your goals, Dr. Ridenour can craft a customized treatment plan and recommend the right combination of procedures for you.

If you have the following concerns, Profound SQ may be right for you:

  • Submental fullness beneath the chin (double chin)
  • Sagging jowls
  • Cellulite on the hips, thighs or buttocks
  • Skin laxity
  • Fatty bulges beneath the skin

Profound SQ Treatments

At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, Profound SQ treatments are performed in-office. The procedure is minimally invasive and takes an hour to complete, although this may vary depending on each individual’s needs and goals. Dr. Ridenour will discuss what you can expect from this procedure in more detail during your initial consultation.

During treatment, the Profound SQ device will be applied to your areas of concern, using several sets of microneedles to penetrate at just the right depth and angle. The area is first numbed before treatment with numbing injections to ensure your comfort.

As the device is moved over your treatment area, pulses of RF energy are delivered beneath the skin’s surface into the subcutaneous layer, emitting temperature-controlled heat that shrinks fat, denatures collagen and stimulates the body’s natural healing response. The combination of microneedling and RF energy works together to tighten the skin and improve the appearance of cellulite after just one treatment. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Ridenour will send you home with aftercare instructions so you’ll know what to expect in the following days, but Profound SQ treatments generally require minimal downtime or recovery.

Profound SQ Results & Recovery

After your Profound SQ procedure, you may experience some redness and soreness in treated areas. Typically, side effects are mild and should resolve on their own. Since Profound SQ is a nonsurgical treatment with minimal downtime, most patients are able to resume normal activities within 24 hours.

Your results will begin to develop beneath the surface of your skin immediately after treatment, but will become noticeable after six to eight weeks. It takes some time for the skin tightening effects to emerge as your body naturally produces new collagen and elastin, but your results will continue to progress over the next several months. With Profound SQ, just one treatment is typically needed to achieve a significant improvement in the appearance of skin laxity and cellulite. The longevity of your results may vary depending on various factors such as your health, age and how well you care for your skin after treatment, but you can expect to enjoy smoother, tighter and dimple-free skin for years to come. You can extend your results by maintaining a healthy diet, lifestyle and skin care routine.

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At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on giving patients the latest and most effective treatment options for achieving their goals. If you’re unhappy with loose, sagging skin or the appearance of cellulite, the Profound SQ device can eliminate your concerns without surgery or significant downtime.

If you’re in St. Louis, Missouri, or the surrounding communities, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. To learn more about Profound SQ or speak to one of our experienced staff members, contact or call us today at (314) 501-7946.

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